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Title Plant genome diversity. Volume 1, Plant genomes, their residents, and their evolutionary dynamics / Jonathan F. Wendel, editor-in-chief
Published Vienna ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 279 pages)
Contents The First Ten Years of Plant Genome Sequencing and Prospects for the Next Decade / Lex E. Flagel and Benjamin K. Blackman -- Plant Transposable Elements: Biology and Evolution / Eduard Kejnovsky, Jennifer S. Hawkins and Cédric Feschotte -- The Impact of Transposable Elements on Gene and Genome Evolution / R. Keith Slotkin, Saivageethi Nuthikattu and Ning Jiang -- Centromeres: Sequences, Structure, and Biology / Cory D. Hirsch and Jiming Jiang -- Telomeres and Their Biology / Maria F. Siomos and Karel Riha -- The Biology and Dynamics of Plant Small RNAs / Tzuu-fen Lee, Pingchuan Li and Blake C. Meyers -- Variation in Rates of Molecular Evolution in Plants and Implications for Estimating Divergence Times / J. Gordon Burleigh -- Conserved Noncoding Sequences in Plant Genomes / Sabarinath Subramaniam and Michael Freeling -- Plant Mitochondrial Genome Diversity: The Genomics Revolution / Jeffrey P. Mower, Daniel B. Sloan and Andrew J. Alverson -- Plastid Genome Diversity / Paul G. Wolf -- Duplications and Turnover in Plant Genomes / Michael S. Barker, Gregory J. Baute and Shao-Lun Liu -- Concerted Evolution of Multigene Families and Homoeologous Recombination / Gonzalo Nieto Feliner and Josep A. Rosselló -- Synteny and Genomic Rearrangements / A.H. Paterson, X. Wang, H. Tang and T.H. Lee -- The Variation of Base Composition in Plant Genomes / Petr Šmarda and Petr Bureš -- Chromatin Modifications in Plants / Xiaoyu Zhang -- Evolutionary Significance of Epigenetic Variation / Christina L. Richards, Koen J.F. Verhoeven and Oliver Bossdorf
Summary In this timely new 2-volume treatise, experts from around the world have banded together to produce a first-of-its-kind synopsis of the exciting and fast moving field of plant evolutionary genomics. In Volume I of Plant Genome Diversity, an update is provided on what we have learned from plant genome sequencing projects. This is followed by more focused chapters on the various genomic residents of plant genomes, including transposable elements, centromeres, small RNAs, and the evolutionary dynamics of genes and non-coding sequences. Attention is drawn to advances in our understanding of plant mitochondrial and plastid genomes, as well as the significance of duplication in genic evolution and the non-independent evolution among sequences in plant genomes. Finally, Volume I provides an introduction to the vibrant new frontier of plant epigenomics, describing the current state of our knowledge and the evolutionary implications of the epigenomic landscape
Analysis Life sciences
Evolution (Biology)
Plant breeding
Plant Genetics & Genomics
Evolutionary Biology
Plant Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Plant genomes.
Form Electronic book
Author Wendel, Jonathan F. (Jonathan Fox)
ISBN 9783709111307 (electronic bk.)
3709111307 (electronic bk.)
3709111293 (print)
9783709111291 (print)
Other Titles Plant genomes, their residents, and their evolutionary dynamics